Joey tells me that rather than having us panelists pontificate endlessly, there will instead be lots of audience Q&A. The focus will be on the nuts and bolts of the business of publishing as opposed to more esoteric topics like inspiration and genre choice, but when you open it up to the audience you never know what you're going to get. The last time I did this for the Foundation Center a few years ago, the other panelists and I got some great, insightful questions that none of us had anticipated, and I'm hoping this time we get some more of that.
Here's the info:
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
5:00 P.M.: Check-in, networking, and coffee
The Foundation Center
New York Library/Learning Center
79 Fifth Ave., 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003
The program is free of charge, but they do ask that you register in advance because seating is limited. Last I heard, there were already 40+ people registered. You'll find a handy registration form on the page linked to above.
I've seen the book business from just about every angle--I've worked in publishing, book-related PR, have owned and operated my own bookstore, been a department manager for Barnes & Noble, have worked in a literary and film agent's office, and of course I've seen it from the other side of the table too as a published author. So if you're in New York, feel free to swing by and lob some questions at me. I promise to at least try to be entertaining!